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Seminars & Working Groups

The Department of Biostatistics hosts weekly seminars on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. (CT). Attendance is mandatory for students and tracked with VUMC’s TurnOut app.

The goal of these talks is to expose students to faculty research and generate thoughtful discussion outside a structured learning environment. Faculty prepare a short overview of their area of expertise and stimulate discussion regarding potential avenues of research. This event has historically provided students with a terrific opportunity to find and connect with collaborators.

Upcoming sessions (all at 1:30 p.m. CT):

  • Wednesday, November 17, 2021
  • Wednesday, April 20, 2022

The student-run Journal Club is being conducted during the Fall 2021 semester on a hybrid basis. It meets on Wednesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. (i.e., right before the weekly department seminars). Boxed lunches are provided to in-person attendees who register in advance.

Third- and fourth-year students are required to present at least once. The topic isn’t restricted to research specialties — it can be on programming, academic resources, or anything else other students might find useful. The current Journal Club organizer is Jamie Joseph (jamie.g.joseph[at]vanderbilt[dot]edu).

At this monthly gathering, participants learn various aspects of modern statistical computing from practitioners in the Department of Biostatistics. Visit the series page for details.